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Poster: AcidBassRxn Date: Nov 17, 2006 5:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Getting others into the Dead

good topic! the best way to introduce someone to the music of the grateful dead is through peer pressure...let them see how cool you are...I like to get my long hippy hair wet and just shake it while dancing...it's irresistable...the coup de grace is to spring your black light skull and roses poster on them unexpectedly...like at a business meeting, in lieu of your powerpoint presentation...

trust me on these things

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Nov 17, 2006 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Getting others into the Dead

you can't,the grateful dead finds you,you don't find the dead.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 17, 2006 6:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Getting others into the Dead

What do you mean "in lieu of a PowerPoint presentation"? This is slide one of my very successful sales pitch during stage one of the "Great Conversion". Although I did have to lighten up on the graphs and charts.

Attachment: lehighvet88-Dead or No Dead.jpg.ppt

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Nov 17, 2006 7:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Getting others into the Dead

I have many friends with whom I share musical affinity but they just can't get into the Dead at all, partially from the hippie thing and partially because their aaesthetic just won't admit the musical style.

I gave up on trying to turn people onto the boys around 1989. In fact if someone takes the time to dis the band to me at length I just look at them. I used to say "You don't have the faintest idea what you're talking about." but now I've got it down to a look.

The best way to turn someone on to the Dead is to tie them up, dose the, ping their eyelids open al la Clockwork orange and have them watch video of Donna sing "You Ain't Woman Enough" over and over again.

Or so I've heard.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 17, 2006 7:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Getting others into the Dead

Um, I think the idea is to "turn" them, not "kill" them. Sounds more like Marathon Man:
"Tell me, is it safe?"

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Nov 17, 2006 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Getting others into the Dead

All I know is that it worked at Gitmo.

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Poster: RiverRat1492 Date: Nov 18, 2006 4:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Getting others into the Dead

This is a fun topic which I think has kind of been touched on before. I have been trying to convert some friends/family with some of the soft stuff. Burned a couple CDs for one, kept the song length on most under ten minutes or so, while including some selections that had some sweet jams (not all that easy when you're favorites start at that length.) Threw in some that would stick with you, ones that a new listener might be singing to themselves after they, say, leave their car. Plus, what woman wouldn't want to hear "Man Smart/Women Smarter," or stuff like that.
Breaking out a JGB selection to start the process has proven somewhat successful until the CD changes and there's like a 20+ min. Dark Star, talk about blowing the whole deal.
Also, anyone have an old head who "left the tribe," hear the GD tunes in the background, go over and turn it up? Sometimes you've got to just listen to the music play.